Meet The Team: Announcing Chad TaakeSubmitted by Stone House Investment Management, LLC on December 18th, 2018
We are very excited to announce the addition of the newest member to our Stone House team, Chad Taake. Chad joins our P&G team, helping clients with retirement and financial planning. We are so proud of our team and excited for Chad to be a part of our company as we grow and evolve to meet new challenges in the future.
We asked Chad to share a little background about himself with you. Check out his inspiring story below...
I've been blessed in life to be surrounded by people who have supported me. From a young age, I had the support of my parents as I tested out entrepreneurship with a lawn mowing business. Rather than spend my money on toys and candy, my Dad taught me how to invest and grow my earnings and it sparked a life-long love of the stock market, business, and investing.
In college, I used an athletic and academic scholarship to graduate debt free from college. It was not easy to play football and graduate in 5 years with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management, but it paid off when I was hired by Procter & Gamble in 2004. I began my career making diapers at the plant in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, eventually making my home in Cincinnati, Ohio. While P&G has been great to me over the years, I still find myself daydreaming about helping people with their financial planning, leveraging all the lessons my Dad taught me as we invested my lawn mowing money so long ago. After years of daydreaming, my wife, a brilliant and successful marketer, finally convinced me to pursue my passion and supported me in becoming a financial adviser.
After researching several firms, nothing felt right. I needed a team that was really behind me; I wanted to truly help people make better financial choices, I wanted to have a hand in the portfolios I managed for clients, and I didn’t want to get paid through commissions for products I recommended to my clients.
One day I was talking to a friend of mine and he mentioned an investment advisory firm that works with a lot of Procter & Gamble employees and retirees. In fact, a partner of the firm, John Burke, had worked for P&G for over 15 years, spending his last 5 years doing financial advising part-time. I didn’t expect much when I sent an email to John at Stone House Retirement Income Planners. I figured he might respond, we might have a good chat, and that would probably be the end of it.
But it was just the beginning. John asked questions about me and about my life. He asked me about what I wanted and helped me understand my options for getting there. Over the next few weeks, it became clear that Stone House was a really great company with a passion for doing what is best for the client. When I first saw their LifeStack system, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Stone House team. Holistic financial planning - not just investing - can be overwhelming, and LifeStack makes it feel natural. I could tell it was developed by someone who had worked at P&G for a long time; like most P&G systems, it makes the complex simple and focuses on continuous improvement.
Fast forward to today...as a proud member of the Stone House team, I am now a financial advisor focused on retirement income planning. With their support, I've created a schedule that allows me to stay in my current role at P&G and after hours, I help people understand their benefits and retirement options.
With all the support I've been given over the years, I hope you'll give me the chance to support you, too. I'd love to "engineer" your ideal retirement.
Interested in setting up a time to talk? Please reach me by email, at CTaake@StoneHouseMail.com, or by phone, at (570) 836-7020 or 1 (866) 923-1946.
Chad Taake joined Stone House Investment Management working part-time as an Investment Advisor Representative in 2018. He currently works for Procter & Gamble (fourteen years). At P&G, he has had roles doing Material Development, Operations, Engineering, & Initiative Management. Chad's passion for investments started as a child, investing with his father. In college, he continued his financial learning earning a Masters in Engineering Management at the University of Missouri Rolla. When not working, Chad is often at one of the city parks with his 2 kids.